Miami does Cuban food best, and it’s not limited to the traditional haunts in Little Havana. The hearty comfort food – notably rice and beans, fried plantains and shredded pork sandwiches – can be found in every neighbourhood, and you’ll also want to try Cuban coffee: choose between café Cubano, strong, sweet and frothy, drunk like a shot with a glass of water, or café cortadito, a smaller version of a café con leche (with steamed milk). Cuban cooking is complemented by sushi bars and American home-style diners, as well as Haitian, Italian and new Floridian (a mix of Caribbean spiciness and fruity Florida sauces) restaurants, among a handful of other ethnic cuisines. Coral Gables, South Beach and the Design District are best for upmarket cafés and restaurants. Seafood is abundant: succulent grouper, yellowfin tuna and wahoo, a local delicacy, are among five hundred species of fish that thrive offshore. Stone­crab claws (served Oct–May), are another South Florida speciality.

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